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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—the war on the Rapidan. (search)
n great haste, leading his column through cross-roads toward a point called Todd's Tavern, situated four and a half miles south-west of Chancellorsville. On the ehich branches out from that of Spotsylvania at Piney Branch to connect with Todd's Tavern at the south-west, Stuart had reached the latter point, and, leaving Fitzhuine of march had brought it near the turnpike. Couch sent French to occupy Todd's Tavern with one of his two divisions, in order to cover the army on the side of Spuse, between the points where the road to Catharine Furnace and the road to Todd's Tavern connect with the Plank Road. Just as Mahone's soldiers were reaching the se Ramseur and Posey followed Slocum as far as the forest. Doles arrived at Todd's Tavern, which French had not been able to approach, while Wright, skirting Lewis' n runs south-westward to connect with the Brock Road a mile and a half from Todd's Tavern. He was thus turning his back completely upon the enemy in that part of th
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—Third winter. (search)
t where it forks on the plank road, and then, turning to the right on that route, will go, if possible, to take position at Parker's Store. Gregg's cavalry division will cover the left of the army, and thus form the extremity of the marching wing. Passing Ely's Ford, it will take the route designated on the map as the Brock road, the same which Jackson had followed during the battle of Chancellorsville, and will halt at Corbin's Bridge, a bridge thrown across the river Po not far from Todd's Tavern, a place whose name is already known to our readers. The two other cavalry divisions remain behind. Custer will observe the fords of the Rapidan on the right, and Merritt will guard the trains parked at Richardsville near the confluence of the Rapidan with the Rappahannock. Meade, rightly thinking that he will at first encounter his adversaries on his right, and wishing to separate them in their first resistance and not allow them time to concentrate, orders the Sixth corps to follow